Sep 24 – 30, 2017
La Biodola, Isola d'Elba
Europe/Rome timezone

FLASHForward - A Future-Oriented Wakefield-Accelerator Research and Development Facility at FLASH

Sep 27, 2017, 6:45 PM
SML, Sala Maria Luisa, HH

SML, Sala Maria Luisa, HH

talk WG1 - Electron Beams from Plasmas WG1-WG8 Joint Session


Dr Jens Osterhoff (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY)


The FLASHForward project at DESY, Germany, is an innovative plasma-wakefield acceleration (PWFA) experiment, aiming to accelerate electron beams to GeV energies over a few centimetres of ionised gas. Stable and high-quality electron beams from the SCRF FLASH linear accelerator will act as a driver. The experimental configuration will allow for investigation into both internal and external witness-beam injection techniques e.g. density-downramp and double bunch injection. Particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations are being used to assess the efficacy of these techniques, providing a range of experimental properties for the accelerated bunches. In order to confirm the predictions of PIC codes a wide range of diagnostic tools is required. Accompanying the more traditional PWFA techniques - such as electron spectrometry, projected emittance reconstruction, and X-ray diagnostics - the FLASHForward post-plasma beam line will include ~fs longitudinal phase space and transverse slice emittance measurements of both the drive- and witness-beams. The operation parameters of FLASHForward, as well as the physics case and current experimental status, will be reviewed. Concepts of the main components currently under design and implementation - the target area, plasma cell, post-plasma beam transport, and diagnostics - will be described.

Primary author

Dr Jens Osterhoff (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY)


Dr Alberto Martinez de la Ossa (DESY) Mr Alexander Aschikhin (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) Mr Alexander Knetsch (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) Dr Bernhard Schmidt (DESY) Prof. Brian Foster (DESY) Mrs Bridget Sheeran (DESY) Dr Charlotte Palmer (DESY) Ms Gabriele Tauscher (DESY) Mr Jan-Hendrik Roeckemann (DESY) Mr Jan-Patrick Schwinkendorf (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) Dr Johann Zemella (DESY) Dr John Dale (DESY) Mr Lars Goldberg (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) Dr Laura Di Lucchio (Forschungszentrum Juelich) Dr Lucas Schaper (University Hamburg / DESY) Mr Martin Quast (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) Dr Matthew Streeter (DESY) Olena Kononenko (Deutsches-Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)) Dr Pardis Niknejadi (DESY) Dr Richard D'Arcy (DESY) Mrs Sarah Schroeder (DESY) Mr Simon Bohlen (DESY - FLA) Dr Stephan Wesch (DESY) Dr Timon Mehrling (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) Dr Vladyslav Libov (DESY)

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